Chris Combs is an artist and technologist in Washington, D.C.

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Chris Combs' artworks respond to pressing themes of surveillance, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic failure—and to the viewer, using facial recognition and motion sensing.

He employs a wide range of practices to create circuit boards, software, and enclosures for interactive and time-based wood, metal, and found-object sculptures, which both embrace and question technology. Their custom circuitry is engineered by the artist and hand-soldered with millimeter-scale components.

Chris Combs's sculptures address changes in our built technology environment—changes which often occur before we understand their implications. His artwork makes these macro-scale changes tangible, letting us consider them anew.

Artwork

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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On display Available

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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On display Available

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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On display Available

Online Art | 27 Jun 2020

Closely Held

On display

Art Machines | 26 Jun 2020

BTPxMonochrome Exclusive Hand-Washing Timers

Available

Art Machines | 28 May 2020

Loopback (Transmission I)

On display Available

Art Machines | 20 Apr 2020

Hand-Washing Timers

Available

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

Thermoelectric Candle I

Available

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

Point of Sale

Available

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

Morale is Mandatory

On display Available

Art Machines | 29 Dec 2019

Road Ahead

Sold

Art Machines | 28 Dec 2019

Impressions

On display Available

Art Machines | 10 Oct 2019

Rxsqtta-Stzne

Upcoming show Available

Art Machines | 25 Jul 2019

Naked Mueller

Upcoming show Available

Art Machines | 01 Jul 2019

Campfire

Available

Art Machine | 02 Apr 2019

Publish/Perish

On display Available

Art Machines | 04 Nov 2018

Fireflies

Art Machine | 07 Jul 2018

The Heart Says...

Available

Art Machine | 26 Apr 2018

Two Minutes Hate

Art Machine | 26 Apr 2018

I see you there.

Sold

Art Machine | 25 Apr 2018

Feeling Lucky

Sold

Art Machine | 22 Apr 2018

Eyes

Art Machine | 20 Apr 2018

Our Time Together II

On display Available

Art Machine | 20 Apr 2018

Extraction Potential

Art Machine | 25 Mar 2018

Bureautron

Available

Art Machine | 15 Mar 2018

Wave/Wave

Sold

Art Machine | 15 Feb 2018

Security Theater?

Sold

Art Machine | 10 Jan 2018

Just Helping

Sold

Art Machine | 24 Jul 2017

Digital Daguerreotype

Sold

Art Machine | 27 Feb 2017

ZIP/ZCTA Deaccessioning Console

Available

Art Machine | 19 Jan 2017

Markov Radio

Available

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